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ABC
Oct 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
at the outer point yacht club, after past storms like irene isabelle and agnus, many learned the hard way to prepare for the worst. >> it could have high winds for two days, and potentially higher than normal tides. it's low down to where we were on the beach, the beach stuff, we took everything up the hill and on the trailer, stick it in the garage, and when it goes by we truck it back out. >> reporter: the county has people on stands by. along with swift water rescue crews, if and when flooding occurs. that is expected. also, power outages are expected but they are out of their control. asking you to do simple things. have flashlights and have fresh batteries and at least three days worth of fresh drinking water, for each person in your household, then you will be better prepared, should and when the lights go off. jeff hager, abc2 news. >>> flooding from hurricane sandy is a big concern down in annapolis. don harrison tells us what the capitol is doing get ready for sandy. >> hurricane sandy, is on the way. >> the mayor and his emergency management team are checking everything being th
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 2:05am EDT
irene the waters came within less than a foot from topping the flood walls. now sandy's storm surge is predicted to be even stronger. since irene failed to do the damage here in new york city that many experts predicted. some people like this family who live in the evacuation zone are refusing to heed the warnings for sandy. >> diapers, water, just, you know hoping to make the best of it. >> reporter: there are long lines at the supermarket. >> madhouse today. >> reporter: the streets are crackling with an upbeat preapocalyptic vibe. >> new yorker, what are you going to do? we are a new yorker. >> hard not to enjoy her spirit. the new york stock exchange will be closed. they're worried about keeping the power on all day long. dan harris, abc news, new york. >> it's lick thke that, new yor. keep on trucking. my drugstore was empty. our extreme weather team watching the maps and computer models overnight. >> meteorologist jim dickey joining us this morning with the very latest. what do you have, jim? >> well, sandy continues to churn its way northward. made the turn that was forecast.
ABC
Oct 30, 2012 4:00am EDT
hurricane irene and giving you the side of the storms and how they compare. this image from nasa. the one on the left is hurricane sandy and right is irene. it is uncommon for a tropical system to track so far, north, especially during this time of the year >> it is so late in the year, it has taken a lot of people by surprise. we were talking about this with lynette and up to the arrival. the wind, the rain and the severity on our side of the storm. this is a perfect mix to the east and west. >>> that's right. that's our 2 degree guarantee. snow to the west. west virginia and western maryland, up to 2 to 3 feet of? snow. so, yes. you know what, even in the forecast i would not be surprised if this moved further to the east. maybe carol county, big wet flakes into the evening and tomorrow morning. that is not out of the question for right now, we're dealing with plenty of rain coming down across the area. with that, we do have flood warnings up. that's going to be through today. maybe even through tomorrow. right now, the entire viewing area is under the flood warning and even points to t
ABC
Oct 27, 2012 8:00am EDT
much for the water to come up over the walls. last year, for hurricane irene, these residents had to be evacuated. so, this time around, they're ready for the worst. east coast communities going on the offensive. building sand walls, securing property and stocking up on supplies, as the superstorm closes in. after being pounded last year by hurricane irene with its record storm surge and feet of flooding, new york residents are once again bracing for the worst. damage from irene topped $14 billion. and sandy could wreak even more havoc. >> certainly having lived through it. i lost everything in my basement. i had up to ten feet of water in my house. this is a concern. >> reporter: governor cuomo has declared a state of emergency in preparation for sandy's impact. and mayor michael bloomberg warned new york city residents to brace themselves. >> there's the possibility of parts of our city flooding or high winds that could force certain bridges to be closed. >> reporter: last year, in advance of irene, mayor bloomberg made the unprecedented order to evacuate low-lying areas of the
ABC
Oct 28, 2012 8:00am EDT
. >> reporter: sandy could create a storm surge larger than last year's hurricane irene. possibly filling the subway tunnels with water. >> lower manhattan is the most vulnerable spot for a storm surge. >> no doubt about they expect this to be a large problem for central new jersey, including philadelphia, atlantic city, new york city all of the way up toward boston. something that we need to pay attenti attention to. >>> now, potentially new york city, where hurricane irene last year wasn't so bad in the city itself, what would you say to people who are tempted to write this off? >> i want to remind folks about that hurricane, it was a bad storm, dan, it just didn't deliver the wind damage that new york city expected and the surge wasn't really here. but if you look inland where it was catastrophic flooding and so many folks were acted that storm. it was a terrible storm. this storm hurricane center said that it will have all of those elements focused on these big population areas, and new york city is one of them. i'm going to ask everyone to be prepared. >> all right, better safe than
ABC
Oct 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
are in pretty bad trouble. >> reporter: last year, during tropical storm irene, the waters came within less than a foot from topping the flood walls. and now, sandy's storm surge is predicted to be even stronger. since irene failed to do the damage here in new york city that many predicted, some people, like this family, who live in the evacuation zone, are refusing to heed the warnings for sandy. >> we have diapers, we have water. you know, just hoping to make the best of it. >> reporter: there are long lines as the supermarket tonight. >> it really is a mad house. >> reporter: yeah. >> like, oh, my god. >> reporter: the streets are crackling not with panic but with with an upbeat, pre-apocalyptic vibe. >> i'm a new yorker. come on, what do you want to do? >> reporter: got to admire her spirit. one piece of breaking news from here in new york. we just learned that the stock market will be closed tomorrow. there were concerns if they tried to stay open, they might lose power during the course of the day. back to you. >> and a few people over your shoulder still getting into the subway. dan harri
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 6:30pm EDT
positions. we have had more water from sandy than we did last year from irene. we are being told that p rotectively, they're going to shut off power downhill since so have everybody has gotten somewhere safe and sandy is coming the question i s, how will new york city handle it? >> the big apple has been shut down to its core. lower manhattan looks like a ghost town at wall street will be closed for consecutive days because of weather for the first time since the 18 hundreds. and place we have to look up to see were many people live, spiked scrapers are a concern and wind speeds on the ground or half of those of those on the top floors sometimes forcing buildings to s way. >> the further up you live, the re reason you should close your dreams and just stay away from windows. >> reporter: watched the bath water sloshing a brooklyn high- rise in gusts of barely 40 miles an h our, half of what is expected by sandy. at ground zero still under construction special precautions as teams worked at two get machinery tied down and fears heightened by 10-ton steel arm dangling from a high-rise bui
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 4:55am EDT
is fells point that we saw with isabel and irene. sherrieionson is live. >> reporter: -- sherrie johnson is live with more. >> reporter: people are not taking any chances. they are taking full advantage of this huge pile of sand that you see right here. you know they are bracing for hurricane sandy. and fells point is no stranger to flooding. they have experienced problems with other storms in the past and on friday and saturday, many people loaded up on sandbags to help protect homes and businesses in the area from flooding. the city dumped a pile of sandbags at the broadway pier. city workers gav away 6 backs -- gav away 6 backs -- gave away 6 bags per person. the mayor wants people to be ready because of the magnitude of the storm. there are three sandbag centers opened to the public. a number of businesses in the area, we walked up and down the street and a number of businesses have sandbags in front of the store windows and front doors trying to protect themselves from heavy flooding. so people in fells point are taking major precautions here trying to protect themselves and bracing
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the omazing pictures. >>> from double blizzards to hurricane irene to the most recent storms, massive power failures have left maryland crippled. now the governor is suggesting a rate increase. >> reporter: am july tens of thousands were in the dark, some for a full week after a duratio. because of that the governor assemble add task force to look in the way electric companies can service customers better. one recommendation is to charge you more a dollar or two in a surcharge to go toward power lines. >> strengthening it so it can within stand the increasingly frequent and violent events. >> reporter: some lawmakers feel they're unnecessary. >> it's supposed to be part of their budget already. >> reporter: in light of the recent outages, many customers aren't willing to pay more. >> when they don't provide electricity, that's unfair. >> i think they pay too much already. my electric bill is quite high. i don't think we need to give anymore. >> reporter: the governor said electric companies would have to prove the dollar or two goes to upgrade city infrastructure saying the surcharge is bet
ABC
Oct 8, 2012 2:30pm EDT
through here. watch this move and -- boom. >> ha! good night, irene. >> we're laughing. severe concussion. knocked out when he hit the ground. knocked out cold. watch this again. he had to spend the night in the hospital. he did get stitches. >> what was he trying to pull off? >> he said he does this move all the time. >> what is the move? >> i don't exactly know what the move is. he is okay now, and university of kentucky, they did win the game. >> an unempress everybody dodgeball move to a very impressive dodgeball move. this time at keen university in union, new jersey. keep an eye on this guy. watch this. a blue shirt on. goes in to throw it, watch this. does some crazy spinning, i don't know, hard core move. dodges a ball and also gets somebody out in the process. >> maybe this was the move the other guy was trying to do and just couldn't execute? >> he smoked the guy that he just dodged. >> i've played a lot of dodgeball in my day and have never seen anything like that. >>> that's our show. we'll see you tomorrow. have a great rest of your day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
ABC
Oct 25, 2012 11:00pm EDT
won't remind us that irene isabel. >> this is what the storm looks like from the international space station. you have to wonder is the storm coming our way. >> he's tracking the storm all week. a closer look at the storm. >> sandy is getting closer and closer to the united states, getting close to the coast here. winds to 90 miles an hour. still a very powerful 1 hurricane. we're seeing a little weakening in the last three hours. potent storm, winds moving in the northwest at 11:00. it's not so much what they are doing right now, what she will do as she rockets up the east coast in the next 2-3 days. as we approach the time frame, as we expect sandy to curve around the north carolina coast, but in addition to that, in carrying some jet stream energy likely that this storm will increase in strength in wind, field and size. perhaps a bigger storm once sandy gets to the carolinas. and break down into the move in the mid-atlantic. >>> another one, going in our direction. some of you are not taking any chances. >> after storms blew, high and dry. and someone came until now to be prepared
ABC
Oct 26, 2012 5:30pm EDT
: of course you remember the frustration surrounding irene, the executive addressed that today, he has received ainsurances that the -- assurances from bge that they will receive notices. the county has to bring in the crews to cut down the trees to get the limbs out of the way before the crews can come in to fix the lines. this time around, they should be better prepared as well. reporting live in baltimore town can county, jeff hager, abc2 news. >> if you are a boater, you are always keeping an eye on the weather. crews are getting the harbor ready to ride out the storm. >> reporter: when a town is centered around the city dock, the problems that storms bring are nothing new. >> we are preparing for the worst as we always do, and hoping for the best. the harbor master for annapolis. the rain is is not is what concerns him the most, it's the wind. >> coastal flooding, that is driven by southeasterly winds preventing the bay from draining. we are traveling down, heading south for the winter, spend time in the bahamas. >> reporter: that was the plan for ray and his friends when sandy
ABC
Oct 28, 2012 6:30pm EDT
for irene. we decided to board it up there. there was no damage. there is a thousand dollar deductible on the windows if they break. it is $200 to board them up. this seemed to be the best thing do again. >> reporter: local handyman says he has five stores on his to do list today. >> windier the better. bring the wind and rain. >> reporter: decent payday thanks to sandy. >> we love helping people. >> reporter: we ain't scared of sandy, my personal theme the vodka is safe. all businesses in this area were ordered closed as of 6:00. delaware's governor says a positive attitude is nice. staying safe is better. >> delaware is a resilient place. we have seen storms before. if you listen to the experts with every passing minute they are confident this is going to be bad and we are not going to be spared the worse of it. >> for tonight the worse could be coming. high tide is expected to be at 7:32. within 40 minutes it is going to be a tide that will get here. it is already passed over the entire beach up to the dune barrier that keeps the ocean away from the board walk here. you mentioned ro
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 4:30am EDT
is not here. >> thas one of the things we learned from irene is how power fult rains and winds can be. >> the flooding is a big concern and sherrie johnson is live at one of the hot spots it's got history there sherrie. you are in fells point. >> reporter: it certainly does charley. you know people down here are not taking any chances. they have started to load up on this stuff right here. the sand. you can see the giant pile of sand here. they basically started loading up on it bracing for hurricane sandy and possible flooding. you know, yes, they have experienced problems with other storms in the past. so they know what a big deal flooding can be in this area. on friday, and saturday, many people loaded up on sandbags to protect their homes and businesses from flooding. city dumped a pile sandbags here at the broadway pier. city workers gave away six bags per person and they checked bags. mayor stephanie rawlings-blake says she wants people to be ready because of the magnitude of the storm. and so far they have about 3 sandbag centers that are opened in the area. you know fells poin
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 6:00pm EDT
and wind. again, the big rain still coming down. flood warnings still statewide. irene we got over 10 rough result the coastal concerns will be not just tonight, on the eastern shore. the chesapeake bay flooding will continue tomorrow as winds will turn southwest and tomorrow we'll be watching the bay carefully, too. back to you. >> boy, joce sterman out at bwi got a taste of the storm. look that the that. >> reporter: things have really picked up here at bwi, the bge staging headquarters. they are wrapping things up. because of the the dwindling, deteriorating conditions at this point, they will take the workers that are left and bust them out to area hotels. each one is designated to go to a different hotel. at this point the staging hear for bge has become -- area for bge has become very, very minimally active. the rest of them -- the most of them have moved on to other locations as the wind intensifies quite a bit. they are planning at this point to shut down all four staging areas when they think the weather will be better. they have these four locations scattered around the baltimore
ABC
Oct 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. my mom was down there. she said the tides were well above average, right there with irene. we have bigger waves. there it is, ocean city pier. it's gone. just the remaining two thirds of the oc pier, rainy, windy kind of a day, delaware, kent island. higher than normal on the bay because of that rising effect from really the full moon cycle and all the runoff from sandy. 42 at the airport, cold. the cold continues to spin. we continue to see the last effects of the storm drifting north but tomorrow will be mostly cloudy, breezy. i think we're dry by thursday. the cold air will keep funneling in. as we take one last look at it, less and less extinct. bring the big winds to the bay and bringing snows to the mountains and could, in fact, as a parting gift, bring a few wet flakes to the baltimore area. we're down to 36. it's going to be a cold night. 54 tomorrow. chilly, breezy. tomorrow night cool and dry. here's the outlook. the next few days sunshine will be the story into the middle of next weekend. we'll look for low 50s with lots of sun. on the whole, not a bad deal at all. >>> n
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
experts predict considerable flooding in an area that has little elevation. last year, irene, and driving through the wall street area. now, last year, you and i were standing almost exactly here to get a very different situation. the surge isn't going to bring just water. it's going to bring force. and that's why we don't know how it will affect an area like this already in evacuation. people aren't living in the area where we are right now. if the forecasters, not you, sam, but everybody in general, close to accurate, this place is going to look very different tomorrow. maybe permanently. >> chris, we're standing right here where the water is up on the edge. last year where we were here, the water was two or feet below that. didn't really get to the top until the middle of the storm. >> absolutely. >> amy. >> chris, sam, thanks so much. we want to take a look at times square. because normally at this hour, it's crammed with traffic. well, look at that, it is a virtual ghost town. sandy has forced officials to shut down the subways for the second time in its history. josh is out on times
ABC
Oct 26, 2012 2:35am EDT
. residents who remember the damage from hurricane irene last year are -- taking these warnings very seriously this time around. further inland they're bracing for the possibility of heavy snow in west virginia, pennsylvania, and as far inland in fact, as ohio. there is a large swath of the country that need to keep an eye on this thing. not just the coastal areas. as far inland as ohio. >> huge ramifications on halloween, dubbing it frankenstorm. >>> trying to predict where the storm is going to go next. all different patterns. >> we don't know 100%. accuweather meteorologist jim dickey joining us this morning with the latest. jim. >> good morning, rob, paula. here its hurricane sandy, a large storm system, center of circulation moving its way northwest out of the, out of the bahamas. will continue to hug the coast of florida here. not making direct landfall. on florida. but still lashing the coast, with some heavy rain through the day, today, through the weekend, hug the coast of the carolinas. makes a turn more to the north-northeast. flooding rainfall potentially. outer banks, north caroli
ABC
Oct 30, 2012 2:35am EDT
there near lincoln center. you heard so many people say -- "is this going to be like irene?" hit last august. this storm crushed irene. absolutely no comparison. pieces of buildings falling in the street like that one there. >> you saw the tree. at my family's home, we're okay, just -- and the debris that is flying. that we have to look out for. >> the lower e this broadcast is real time captioned by ca
ABC
Oct 25, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. capable of causing more imagine than hurricane irene last year. the height of the storm should be tuesday, and it will take its sweet time making an exit. turning in the atmosphere over the same spots for five or six days. now, depending on where you live, it may bring up to six inches of rain, 80-mile-per-hour wind gusts, 20 to 30-foot high seas and extreme coastal flooding. it's all during a full moon, too, when tides are even higher. it could even bring half a foot of heavy, wet snow as far inland as ohio. >> 60% chance that sandy will hit us. >> reporter: that's why east coast emergency management teams are gearing up and extra help is being brought in from other states. emergency officials up and down the east coast are warning people that you can't wait. you have to get your emergency kilts and emergency plans in place now. diane? >> ginger, thank you so much. now abc's weather editor sam champion is here. show us these giant forces of nature. >> reporter: superstorm, monster storm. this has three ingredients. first of all, you have sandy, that's number one, the hurricane. normally
ABC
Oct 26, 2012 6:30pm EDT
of hurricane irene, which did $14 billion in damage last year, with the punishing nor'easter of 2009 that brought catastrophic flooding. and then, add in a freezing cold winter temperature, all in one storm. >> this storm is going to be destructive, historic and unfortunately, life-threatening. >> reporter: another fear, the extreme coastal surge that's expected. anywhere from 4 to 10 feet. areas like washington, d.c. are already vulnerable to flooding, and because of the full moon monday, which means higher than normal tides, places like atlantic city could see a swamping ten-foot storm surge. that's possible for new jersey and new york, where evacuation orders may be enforced in coastal areas. even new york city's subways are at risk of flooding. mayor bloomberg says they may be closed as sandy approaches. for more on the damage sandy is already doing, we go up the florida coast to ginger zee. ginger? >> reporter: sam, cocoa beach is one of the widest beaches in florida, but not tonight. it's been cut in half thanks to the breakers coming in. 60-mile-an-hour wind gusts, this all fr
ABC
Oct 28, 2012 11:00pm EDT
the boardwalk here have been boarded up. >> we did it last year for irene and we decided to board it up then. fortunately there was no damage. >> reporter: the evacuation route remains in effect. the time forgetting ready for sandy is just about over. >> this could last several days. we could be without power for awhile. obviously we hope to see a minimum of property damage but there could be a bun: >> gale force winds here and they are expecting to experiencing those to see gale force winds through to wednesday including when the storm makes landfall expected over new jersey but that is close enough here to get a big storm surge. the high tide at 7:55. right now as you saw in the report there, the beach goes back to the stand dunes so it will be interesting to see tomorrow morning how close it gets to downtown which remains evacuated tonight. >>> let's ask him, on the road christian, are you still with us? >> reporter: i am. >> just to ask you, about the cars on the road. only essential cars will be on the road tomorrow morning in delaware. >> reporter: that is an order from the governor.
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 4:00am EDT
of the businesses along and near the boardwalk here have been boarded up. >> we did it last year for irene. >> reporter: yep. >> and we decided to board it up then and fortunately there was no damage. >> reporter: evacuation orders from the delaware governor is in effect. the time to get ready for sandy is about over. >> it could last several days. and we could be without power for a while. we hope to see a minimum of property damage but there could be a bunch. >> that was christian schaeffer reporting. emergency management senters arein full fling all over. the northern new jersey they are preparing for the worst from the hurricane. the mayor stressed in one town that traffic would be be banned from city road and that was starting around 2 this afternoon. the mandatory evacuations from low lying areas will start around 7:00 this morning. the watters along the shore have a slight churn even with sandy hundreds of miles away. many with boats are in a lot of trouble and say they are tying them down double triple the amount of rope they normally use. new jersey is under a state of emergency a
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 6:30am EDT
owners, boarding up and moving out it's a familiar feeling. >> we did it last year for irene. >> yeah in a and we decided to board up then and there was no damage. >> to requestingen the ehave a -- quicken the evacuation, tolls were waved. waived. >> bge sent out a call to get help and crews responded from 10 states and crew and crewmen are here. >> linda so is here where the staging area is. how is it look. >> reporter: it's getting very busy in the last hour we have seen the crews arrive. we are counting 7 school buses all of those buses transporting crews from hotels here to the staging area on dorsey road by the airport. let's show you the huge tent they have set up. in that tent is where the crews are reporting for the morning. so they are getting breakfast and safety briefing and assignments. out of state crews will be matched up with bge crews who work here and they will head out for the day. i just spoke with two guys actually three guys from missouri who have a great attitude about this. you can only imagine how difficult it is to work in these elements with the wind and rain
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 2:00pm EDT
, at irene, we did shut down the bay bridge for 14 hours last year. with the same circumstances. >> do you ever remember a time where we shut down 95? the tidings bridge over the susquehanna? >> yeah. i don't recall. it's been a long time since we've had to shut that down. but again we haven't seen a storm like this before in maryland >> thank you, colonel. appreciate your time. >> absolutely. >> colonel brown from the maryland state police. again, no one here can quite remember the last time they had to shut down the tidings bridge. this is 95 over the susquehanna. a giant storm coming. governor o'malley saying earlier that -- that sandy could come into a cat 2 and just park over maryland and just beat us for 36 hours. he's cancelled early voting for tomorrow and also closed state government for tomorrow, as well. >> thanks, brian. >>> all right. david anderson, haver de grace power is out by the lighthouse. that's right on the party. and when is that high tide again in haver de grace? >> mike? >> wyatt. >> wyatt. when's high tide in haver de grace today? >> i'd have to double-check on ha
ABC
Oct 29, 2012 2:30pm EDT
inches plus. that will rival hurricane agnes in 1972. some spots actually with irene got up to 10 inches on the eastern shore last summer. but blizzard snows from western maryland. they could be measuring snow in the feet before the end of this. and of course the airport travel delays will continue to stack up. are there rifles? when's the last time we had one like this? we've never in recorded history had one like it. but these are the closest we can come up with. the perfect storm in 1991. that was a nor'easter, hybrid type system. it formed from hurricane grace well out at sea. it still sledded the massachusetts shore line, though. the chesapeake hurricane in 1933. that actually created the ocean city inlet. we go down to ocean city near the board walk, and go out and walk along the inlet. that wasn't there before 1933. that hurricane was a long-lived event. by all reports it churned for two or three days. similar to this storm because we'll be dealing with this for two full days. then agnes, 72. it was actually nicknamed hurricane agony for pennsylvania and north maryland, and laurel
ABC
Oct 30, 2012 6:30pm EDT
and check in on her neighbor. >> let me take a chance. we left for irene and we felt we didn't really have to go. so that's why we stayed. >> a flashlight. >> i don't have one. >> reporter: but nightfall brought regret. the power is out. the water outside rising. >> it is 6:55 and the power just went out. so we're officially screwed. >> reporter: "20/20" producers are here with mary when they spot flames down the block lighting up the flooded streets. they flee to a rooftop they hope will be safe. >> there's water everywhere, and embers flying. >> it's like the apocalypse. i mean there's like that fire. we've evacuated. this is real. >> reporter: this is a community that has been hit hard before losing 32 people on 9/11. today, residents stoically faced their newest disaster, vowing they will come back again. elizabeth vargas, abc news, breezy point, queens. >> thank you so much, elizabeth, and elizabeth will have more tonight on our special edition of "20/20" the perfect storm at 10:00 p.m. eastern tonight. coming up right here our sam champion here, what he saw in this storm he says he h
ABC
Oct 30, 2012 12:00am EDT
several feet above where the water went during irene last summer and that is flooding the subways. that is a multibillion dollar disaster in itself. incredible storm. a lot of people here talk about the hurricane of 1938, a benchmark that hit long island in '38. this storm had pressure or intensity at that level, same league as one of the hurricanes in american history and it moved in a path that was so rare, it moved out to sea and then it backed into the coast and moving off to the west right now and the track, future track will take it into parts of pennsylvania and not only storm surge by winds over 90 miles per hour. we had fatalities in the new york city area because of trees falling on cars. we had a firefighter who died when a tree fell on a fire truck in this area. just an incredible storm and look at the path. it's going to move through buffalo, pittsburgh, very high winds in those areas. even blizzard warnings for part was west virginia higher elevations expecting one to two feet of snow. it's all about the great lakes getting the wind. erie, michigan in particular with
ABC
Oct 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
expected to hit here but to hit here hard. we look at the video from where irene hit this area last year. you can see that the sand mounds and the seawalls that are intended to be the front line for defense for the storm, they were no match for the heavy rains and winds. water just poured right in. as a result, there was massive flooding, mandatory evacuations. and people in this area, bracing, preparing themselves for the worst. sam? >> thank you, linsey. thank you, ginger. if you've seen the spaghetti models, they're turning this thing towards the coastline. a lot of terms are out there. joking terms like frankenstorm are used. we turn to bernie rayno from accuweather. when you look at hear the terms, how much of it is hype on this storm? and how much is very real? >> when you've been in this field as long as you and i have been, sam, you look for a way out when you see a storm that's projected to be this strong. but unfortunately, i don't believe there is a way out. this is not being overhyped. i would use the terms devastating and historic. a 1 in 30-year storm. or even in the fact o
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